Saturday, December 26, 2015

My Turn : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

"In medical school they taught us everything about keeping someone alive, but no one ever told me what to do when a patient dies. I had never pronounced a patient dead before. No one had even explained to me how to tell if someone is dead.He could tell. He said take your time. Be respectful. Be methodical. Be confident. Appreciate the meaning of the moment for the family. Listen to the heart, look for respiratory effort. Talk straight. Stay for as long as the family needs you. And then he left me in charge of the floor for the night."



My Turn : AJN The American Journal of Nursing

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